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van Etten Photo Gallery
 
B-17 Morning...
 
a selection of Photos taken at the Imperial War Musuem Duxford airshow November 10, 2004
AOPA Online - Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association home page
in Long Beach, Oct. 21-23... All pilots: Does your flight bag cry out for the latest aviation gadgets? See the best GA has to offer in the huge exhibition hall. Register on-site for ...
Stay ahead of the plane — plan your Expo arrival AOPA Expo 2004 begins Thursday in Long Beach, California Click for arrival procedures
is only three days away, and it's not too early to start planning your flight into the busy airspace of the Los Angeles basin. Arrival procedures for pilots planning to land at Long Beach /Daugherty Field (LGB) are available on AOPA Online
AOPA Aviation Services personnel worked closely with FAA air traffic controllers to develop five VFR (visual flight rules) arrival routes for pilots coming from the north, south, and east.
VFR is the preferred way to arrive at Long Beach. Pilots filing IFR will be required to obtain a "slot reservation" for a landing time under an FAA special traffic management program in effect during Expo. More on AOPA Expo 2004 arrival procedures
(October 18)...
AOPA Expo bound!
Win-A-Twin Sweepstakes Twin Comanche heading west
If you're out at the airport this weekend, keep your eyes open for the grand prize in AOPA's 2004 Win-A-Twin Sweepstakes . The completely refurbished, better-than-new 1965 Piper Twin Comanche will be flying west, on its way to taking center stage in the aircraft static display at AOPA Expo in Long Beach, California, next week.
AOPA Pilot magazine Editor-at-Large Tom Horne is planning a Saturday takeoff from Clermont County Airport (I69) in Batavia, Ohio. He had stopped there to have Select Aircraft Service repair an exhaust system crack. More on AOPA Expo 2004 static display FAA and TSA administrators, pilot featured at AOPA Expo 2004 Convention begins Thursday in Long Beach, California
FAA Administrator Marion Blakey, TSA chief Rear Adm. David Stone, and pilot Mike Melvill will be the featured speakers at . General aviation's premiere convention and trade show kicks off this Thursday (October 21) at the Long Beach Convention Center.
More than 500 vendor exhibits will fill the convention hall, while some 70 aircraft, including the grand prize in AOPA's Win-A-Twin sweepstakes, will be on static display a short shuttle bus ride away at Long Beach/Daugherty Field.
Attendees will be able to take part in more than 75 hours of informative, fun, eye-opening seminars, along with free general sessions and entertaining social events. ( Custom-create your own schedule of AOPA Expo 2004 events and seminars!) More on AOPA Expo 2004 featured speakers
(October 15)
Powerful House member calls on TSA to resolve difficulties in alien flight training rule
The chairman of the House aviation subcommittee, Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.), has joined AOPA's call for the Transportation Security Administration to extend the compliance deadline of the so-called alien flight training rule. AOPA has formally petitioned TSA to defer implementation of those portions of the rule that affect flight training in aircraft weighing less than 12,500 pounds. More on alien flight training rule
Photo: Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.).
(October 14)
FAA renews runway incursion program ASF Runway Safety Program part of education process Click to download program
The FAA on Wednesday notified pilots that it has renewed its Runway Incursion Information and Evaluation Program (RIIEP) that allows investigators to gather information from pilots involved in runway incursions and surface incidents. This helps the FAA to determine the best way to educate pilots and reduce the number of incursions. Pilots who participate in the program often avoid legal action from the FAA.
The AOPA Air Safety Foundation is the FAA's link to educating pilots. The FAA endorses ASF's Runway Safety Program , which means the agency will consider a pilot's program completion certificate when determining what course of action to take after a runway incursion or surface incident.
"Pilots could be spared punitive legal action for participating in ASF's Runway Safety Program and the FAA's RIIEP," said David Wright, ASF director for training. "Instead, pilots might receive counseling or administrative action."
Air Force Link
Flu shots set for servicemembers, high-risk people
Deployed and deploying servicemembers are among the priority groups to receive the flu vaccine, Defense Department officials said here Oct. 13.
Airman, wife arrested in murder plot
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AFPN) Civilian authorities arrested an Airman from here and his wife Oct. 13 in a murder-for-hire scheme. He was already in custody at a local holding facility facing separate Air Force charges.
Hope, awareness keys to suicide prevention
SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) Problems come unexpectedly, and things like deployments and family troubles can be big stressors for many servicemembers. But one thing care providers want to get across is that suicide is not the right answer.
Airfield team stays busy at deployed location
SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) Airfield management at one forward-deployed air base in Southwest Asia involves doing more than just filing flight plans and telling pilots where to park.
Holiday greetings team visits Gwangju
GWANGJU AIR BASE, South Korea (AFPN) A lot of “I love you” and well wishes were spoken here Oct. 12 when 126 Airmen and Soldiers sent their holiday greetings home.
Reserve unit begins deactivating
MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. Already hard-pressed aircrews at this active airlift hub will be even busier starting in December when two Reserve squadrons begin deactivating after two years on active duty.
Family support centers target programs
Family support centers around the Air Force are changing the way they do business to better serve the needs of communities....
 
WSDOT Aviation Home Page
.AOPA Continues Fight Against "Permanent TFRs"
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N-Numbers Available Beginning Friday for Ultralights Transitioning to E-LSAs...
No rush, EAA advises
October 14, 2004 - Beginning Friday, October 15, people who wish to transition their ultralights to experimental light-sport aircraft (E-LSA) and fly them with a sport pilot (or higher) certificate may do so. However, EAA is advising its members to wait until E-LSA airworthiness certificates are available and sport pilot certificates are being issued, both of which you must have before flying a registered aircraft ... ...
Poberezny Receives Award From Aviation Exploring...
October 14, 2004 - EAA President Tom Poberezny, along with Cosby Stone, Trade-A-Plane publications, and Hal Shevers, President of Sporty's Pilot Shops, were honored Wednesday for their contributions to Aviation Exploring during the NBAA Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Each serves as a member of the National Aviation Exploring Committee. Poberezny was recognized for EAA's support of Aviation Exploring through the EAA Young Eagles program. EAA Young Eagles and Aviation Exploring have worked to increase cooperation between the two groups and a number of EAA Chapters already sponsor successful Aviation Explorer Posts. EAA also hosts an annual Explorer encampment during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh ... ...
EAA Offers Aid to Yankee Air Museum Staff...
October 11, 2004 - EAA officials have offered the organization's assistance to the Yankee Air Museum near Ypsilanti, Mich., after a fast-moving fire destroyed the museum and most of its collection on Saturday evening.
Although the museum structure, constructed in 1941, and several airplanes were destroyed, fortunately three prize airworthy aircraft - a B-17, B-25 and C-47 - were taken out of the main hangar before they could be damaged ...
PAMA
This informal conversation between the PAMA staff leadership – President Brian Finnegan and Senior Vice President John Goglia – and the PAMA membership is designed to keep us all better informed. These emails will be distributed three times a month. In addition, you’ll continue getting our monthly on the second Friday of each month. If you have suggestions for future topics in , please don’t hesitate to send them to
PAMA and Jet Professionals Announce Joint Approach to Staffing Solutions
October 14, 2004-The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA), the voice of the aviation maintenance community, and Jet Professionals, a premier aviation staffing company and a division of Jet Aviation, announced at NBAA a joint venture designed to deliver professional staffing solutions to PAMA members – both corporate and individual.
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DUTCH COUNTRY HELICOPTERS DEBUTS THEIR MASH HELO AT ROTORFEST 
President Rhodes thanks the following for their kind donations at Rotorfest. Scott White - Lance Morgan - Jeff Jankovics - Kerry Eisenhaur
WE NEED EVERYONE TO RENEW ASAP TO KEEP FROM LOSING THEIR NAME ON THE ROSTER. 
Ultimate Traffic
c-130Having flown the Vulcan from Cottesmore to Heathrow sucessfully ( see the Vulcan review ) it was time to face reality. Frankly, although the simulation of the Vulcan was great, there was something missing: Traffic. Without the constant radio chatter the flight becomes a mathematical thesis.

Ultimate Traffic will make all your flight simlations come alive, be it on the ground or in the air. The software can be used with Flight Simulator 2002 or 2004. Developed by Flight One Software who are recognized by aircraft manufacturers as Reality One.
Although easy to install you will need some time for it to complete as there are over 400,000 actual scheduled flight based on real timetables, worth waiting for. With more than 800 different airlines to clutter your airports and skies your next flight will sound more real than ever, real. This is a huge upgrade but well worth every penny. Just think of it, fly to the more than 3,000 airports with correct parking positions. The Artifical Intelligence used in the software makes you feel that somebody is watching over your shoulder. You pilots that like to customize will enjoy the schdule lists. Now you can go ahead and relly complicate your own ‘virtual’ airline.

My first taxi and take-off in the Vulvan today accompanied with the tower was awesome, the go-around and landing approach with Traffic provided the sweat so often missing in air-sim flights.

 
If you are gonna give yourself something for Christmas, this is it, I dare you.
Capt. James van Etten
 


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Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP
PC with 1.4 GHz equivalent or higher processor
512 MB of system RAM
64 MB DirectX 8.1 compatible video card required
Hard disk space: TBC
4x speed or faster CD-ROM drive
Sound card, speakers or headphones required for audio.
Direct X 8.1 or higher.
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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 or Flight Simulator 2002

 

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19/10... RAeS Loughborough Branch Lecture: Airborne Aircraft and Operations in WW2...
Loughborough University, Lincs. ...
19/10... RAeS Public Lecture: Over Everest in a Microlight...
Argyll Room, 4, Hamilton Place, London W1J 7BQ ...
19/10... RAeS Toulouse Branch Lecture: 100 Years of Flight...
Airbus HQ, Toulouse, France , France ...
20/10... CAA Safety Evening...
Bucksburn, Aberdeen ...
20/10... RAeS Medway Branch Lecture: Aircraft Simulators...
BAE Systems, Rochester, Kent ...
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PA28-140 1973
National Weather Association
Annual Meeting Preliminary Agenda Updated
 
Fsimzone - FS2004 & FS2002 Downloads, Aircraft Panels etc.
Perfect Flight FS Approaches Vol 1 Goes Gold...
Perfect Flight announces that FS Approaches! - Vol 1 Europe goes gold! All simmers knows that Microsoft Flight Simulator will not let you set up and fly an "approach only" situation. So, the guys at Perfect Flight have decided to fill up this gap by developing FS Approaches! an add-on for FS2004. The product will be available for sale in November. Features include 157 Approach Flight/Adventures: Adventures covers all major airports in Europe 450 Navigation Charts (Approach Plates, Arrivals, and Airport Diagrams) Charts and Airport Facility are available during the flight, just as in real life. For variety, you can re-fly any Flight/Adventure with a different aircraft, at a different time or in a different season or with different weather conditions. Adventures includes: In-flight start situation, AI/ATC interaction; AI/Traffic available during the flight; Speed restriction; Flight rating; Cabin announcement; gear, flaps, parking brakes, warnings; Check List; Speeds Calls, GPWS and Radar Altimeter. All Flights/Adventures are rated. Also, if you are one of those who has sent suggestions for Approaches to be included in the package, check out to see if you are one of five lucky winners of a free copy FS Approaches Vol 1. For this information and more click below
Free Demo of UK2000 Part 7 Available...
Those of you who fly a lot in the UK may well be very familiar with the superb scenery work of Gary Summons. His UK2000 scenery series has been building up over the last few years and is now about to cover Northern England, with the much anticipated release of UK 2000 Part 7. Gary has just added a free useable demo of this latest release to his site, together with details of the full product, which should be on sale and available for download in the next few days. You can download this free taster, see the latest screenshots and also pre-order the new scenery at the UK2000 site.
US Blasts Airbus Plan To Seek New EU Loan...
The United States bristled on Friday at an Airbus plan to ask for up to 1 billion euros in European government loans to develop a new plane despite US complaints that the "launch aid" violates world trade rules. Airbus chief executive Noel Forgeard's "admission that Airbus will seek EUR1 billion (USD$1.25 billion) in launch aid for the A350 confirms the necessity of bringing this issue to a head, with a view to getting Airbus to break its addiction to taxpayer money," said Neena Moorjani, a spokeswoman for the US Trade Representative's office. "It is time to level the playing field one way or another, preferably through a new agreement, but through WTO (World Trade Organization) litigation if necessary," she added. ...more.....
Ghanaian Cargo Plane Tail Hit Runway Twice...
Investigators probing the fatal crash of a Boeing 747 cargo plane in Canada said on Friday that the plane's tail hit the runway twice during take-off and then broke off when the jet crashed into a mound of earth. All seven people on board the Ghanaian-registered aircraft were killed when it crashed while lifting off from the Canadian city of Halifax early on Thursday. The jet belonged to MK Airlines. .....more.....
Imperial War Museum - Home
IWM...Interactive exhibition featuring extraordinary escape attempts from German POW camps during WW2....
                   Duxford Airshow Gallery


 
Fsfreeware - Flight Simulation Files - Distribution System
   - Calais (France) - 1 m pixel Sintetik Mesh - Calais photomesh was commisioned to Fsfreeware by a group of trainee pilots wich frequent the area of Calais / Dunkirk airport often - cause their execptional reflection of the real thing as no other scenery can produce - when we are looking at those essential vfr features as - Railways - Rivers - buildings - Landmarks - Roads - - etc etc - nothing is any better than 1 m or higher resolution photomesh!! That was enough to convince a group of real pilot to order  fsfreeware to design a scenery for them!  - - We are now pleased to Announce our official Vfr Sintetik Photomesh  Calais / Dunkirk area - -   About 100 Mb of highly realistic daytime Vfr Flight over Calais and its immense beaches!! 
X-Plane v7 - Laminar Research
...NOTE: Plane-Maker 8.00-Beta-6 is here now...
Home of the X-Plane Flightsim Community
Freeworld Airlines Expands
October 15, 2004 »
Freeworld Airlines, the largest X-Plane related virtual airline is expanding into the Pacific. The Oceana region will contain bases of operation in Sydney, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand. You can check them out here . ...
 
Plane Crash Info.com
October 15, 2004      Time: 07:46...
Medellin, Colombia...
Aero Vanguardia...
Douglas DC-3C     ...
HK-1503      34331...
Villavicencio - Medellin...
While descending to make a landing in poor weather conditions the cargo plane stuck power lines and crashed in a wooded area....
October 14, 2004      22:13 ...
Jefferson City, Missouri...
Northwest Airlink...
Canadair CRJ 200...
N8396A      7396...
Little Rock, AR - Minneapolis - Saint Paul, MN ...
2     Fatalities: 2...
The plane was on a repositioning flight, when at FL410, one of the engines lost power. During the descent a second engine lost power. While attempting an emergency landing, the plane crashed and broke up 2 miles short of the runway at Jefferson City Airport....
October 14, 2004      3:46     ...
Halifax, NS, Canada...
MK Airlines      Flight: 1602...
Boeing B-747-244BSF...
9G-MKJ      22170/486...
Halifax, Canada - Zaragoza, Spain...
7 7...
The tail of the cargo plane struck the runway twice, 250 meters from the end of the runway and again 80 meters further down, as the plane tried to become airborne. The aircraft then briefly became airborne but struck an antenna on a berm 300 meters past the end of Runway 06. Now missing it's tail the plane crashed into a forested area beyond the end of the runway, broke up and burned....
CP...
 
news_updates
Southwest Shows 12% Profit Increase...
Northwest Pilots Unanimously Endorse Pay Cuts...
Airbus Increases 2004 Delivery Projections...
US Airways Disputes Planes For Sale...
Qantas Secretly Training Strike Breakers?...
Alaska Air Struggles to Remain Northwest's Top Carrier...
British Firm Top Contender for Boeing Wichita Plant...
Halifax 747 Crash May Have Been Caused by Tail Strike...
US Airways May Cut Pay by 21%...
Shutout!  Rolls Royce Aces GE for 7E7 Engines...
Northwest & Pilots Reach Wage Concession Deal...
Southwest Announces 12.3% Earnings Increase...
Delta Shares up Almost 30%...
Space Flight Regulatory Spat Puts Hold on US Space Legislation...
We say let them fly!  If someone has enough money to visit space, (s)he should be smart enough to understand and accept the risk, if properly educated.  Go for it.  ...
TSA Spending Money Too Lavishly?...
US & EU Trade Officials to Discuss Airbus vs Boeing Subsidies...
Internal Airbus Memo Warns of Rudder Maneuver...
Delta Will Restructure 51% of Their System...
Bomb Threat on Amsterdam-Chicago Flight...
US Negates Airliner Trade Agreement, EU Says It's Still in Effect...
Virgin Galactic Contracts With Rutan & Co to Launch Space Tourists...
Rising Oil Prices Hurting Airlines...
Boeing Still Confident of Tanker Deal Success...
Unreasonable Search - "May I see Your Identification Please?"...
Three WW II Airplanes Saved From Fire... Yankee Air Museum...
Delta & US Airways Attack Mutual Hubs...
No "Hard and Fast" Rules For US No Fly List
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1974 Cessna 206... 1975 Cessna Turbo 210 for sale
1975 Cessna Turbo 210...
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Embraer
EMBRAER DISPLAYS THE LEGACY EXECUTIVE AT NBAA CONVENTION
Las Vegas to host business aviation industry’s largest trade show
EMBRAER TO RAISE LEGACY SERVICE CEILING TO 41,000 FEET
Enhanced product to be certified in the first quarter of 2005
GLOBAL IN-FLIGHT CONNECTIVITY AVAILABLE ON THE LEGACY
Legacy travelers offered Wi-Fi high-speed data link
Eclipse Aviation | Articles 2004
Argo-Tech Wins Supplier Excellence Award for Eclipse 500 Fuel System
Aircraft Firms Pick New Mexico, Israel as Assembly Sites
Raburn’s Remarks About How Eclipse Aviation Sells Its New Entry-Level Eclipse 500...
Eclipse Aviation Recognizes Suppliers for Extraordinary Performance
Kerry Campaign Lands at Eclipse Aviation
Eclipse Unveils Product Support Plan for Eclipse 500 Jet
Eclipse Aviation Achieves Eclipse 500 Program Milestones and Accelerates Towards FAA Certification...
 
Bell Helicopter Inde
Bell Captures New Ground With U.S. Federal Government, Wins 2 out of 3 Competitions So Far In 2004.
Bell Introduces Fly Smart Member Program.
Bell’s MAPL Tail Fan Demonstrator Completes High Altitude Testing.
Corporate Helicopters of San Diego Upgrades Fleet with Bell 430.
Airbus - About - index
AIRBUS CONFERENCE PROVIDES FORUM FOR DISCUSSIONS ON FLIGHT SAFETY
The annual Airbus flight safety conference in Toulouse brought together representatives from 94 airlines for discussions on a variety of safety-related topics in an open atmosphere for information exchange.
As part of the event, Airbus recognised the DHL flight crew that successfully landed an A300-B4 following a surface-to-air missile attack that occurred after takeoff from Iraq’s Baghdad Airport.
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Memoirs of Wireless Operator F/Lt Bertie 'Butch' Lewis

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AeroKnow
October 16 - 1909 -- The first commercial airline company is formed when Count Ferdinand
        von Zeppelin formed Delag (Die Deutsche Luftschiffert Aktiengeselschaft)  By November 1913,
        the company airships had carried more than 34,000 passengers in airships between German
        cities without injury.
October 17 - 1922 -- The take off from an aircraft carrier operating for the US Navy was made from
        the USS Langley by Lt. V.C. Griffin in a Vought VE-7F.
October 18 - 1950 -- The Grumman AF-2 Guardian made its service debut with the first
        delivery to VS-25. And while we're on the subject, can any reader state whether or not
AFs were deployed on aircraft carriers operating in the Korean War territory?
October 19 - 1927 -- Pan American Airways flew its first scheduled revenue flight: from
        Key West, Florida to Havana, Cuba.
October 20 - 1968 -- The prototype Embraer EMB-110 Bandeiranted (Pioneer), a two turboprop
        light transport, flew for the first time.
October 21 - 1971 -- The General Avia F.20 Pegaso, Italian twin-engine lightplane, flew for the first time.
October 22 - 1797 -- The first parachute descent (ascent was out of the question, given the immutable
        laws of physics) from a vehicle was made by Frenchman Andre Jacques-Garnerin when he
        parted company with a balloon at 3,000 feet oveer Park Monceau near Paris.
October 23 - 1965 -- Twelve Northrop F-5As with the 4503rd TFS (Provisional) arrived in South Vietnam
        for combat evaluation under Operation Skoshi Tiger. ...
 
The Boeing 737 Technical Site
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13 Oct 2004 - Boeing Electronic Flight Bag Available for Retrofit on BBJ
12 Oct 2004 - BBJ to be certified with cabin altitude of 6,500ft for passenger comfort.
- Ryanair Sells Boeing 737-200 Fleet for $10m.
This page created 15 Oct 1999, last updated 13 Oct 2004
Boeing 737 News Reports
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on 13 Oct 2004...
12 Oct 2004 - Boeing Electronic Flight Bag Available for Retrofit on BBJ
Boeing is making its industry-leading Class 3 Electronic Flight Bag available for retrofit on Boeing Business Jets, giving BBJ operators the chance to make unsurpassed gains in safety, security and efficiency.
The Boeing EFB contains the documentation and forms that pilots carry – Jeppesen charts, manuals for fault reporting and operations, minimum equipment lists and logbooks – in digital format, and puts them at the crew's fingertips. It is the only fully integrated, FAA-certified EFB available on the market today.
EFB includes an on-board performance tool that allows the pilot to instantly calculate the ideal speed and engine setting for an aircraft, in any weather, on any runway – or any runway section – with any payload.
In addition, the EFB includes the award-winning Jeppesen Airport Moving Map application, which combines high-fidelity, geo-referenced airport taxi charts and precise navigational signals to show flight crews exactly where they are on the surface of an airport. It also gives flight crews a viewer for cabin surveillance systems, helping meet new and anticipated regulatory requirements.
Boeing is offering an avionics-installed "Class 3" version of the EFB comprising Jeppesen software and data, and electronics and display hardware from Astronautics Corp. of America . Boeing Commercial Aviation Services will design the installation on BBJ and handle all certification issues.
Boeing received U.S. Federal Aviation Administration certification for its Class 3 EFB in October 2003, when the first commercial unit was delivered to KLM Royal Dutch Airlines on the carrier's first 777.
Installation of an EFB will give BBJ operators a first step into the future of the e-enabled air transport system. Boeing is offering content, applications, and services that connect all the data generated by an entire flight operation – in the air, on the ground and in the hangar – meaningful to all users: pilots, mechanics, flight attendants, operations departments and airport users – and other potential customers.
http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2004/q4/nr_041012g.html
Hard workers
 
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Aviation Conspiracy Newsletter
Will Space Tourism Destroy The Ozone Layer?                                                                 Will "Space Tourism" To Increase Global Warming??
NTSB To Blame Flight 587 Pilot For Disaster?                                                                  NTSB To Blame Flight 587 Disaster On "PILOT ERROR?
Royal Institute of Navigation : HOME
UK digital height data to be enhanced...
UK digital height data to be enhanced Corporate Member Ordnance Survey is to launch an enhancement to its detailed digital height data defining the physical landscape of Britain. The national mapping agency is ...
Aircraft hit mountain on approach...
Aircraft hit mountain on approach On 15 October at 0746 local, a Douglas DC-3C operated by Aerovanguardia crashed in a mountainous area in poor weather whilst attempting to land at Medellín-José María Córdova Airport, ...
UK balloon crashed in US...
On 4 October at approximately 0530 central daylight time, a UK-registered Thunder and Colt AA-1050 Gas Balloon was destroyed in collision with power lines while landing near Crescent, Oklahoma. The commercial pilot and ...
Boeing 747 fails to get airborne...
On 14 October at 0356 local, a Boeing 747-244BSF freighter failed to get airborne from Halifax International Airport, Canada. The 7 crew, 4 of them British, were killed.
The aircraft had made an intermediate stop at ...
B-747 in 'pilotless' go-around...
According to the Telegraph , a B-747, with 350 on board from London, came close to crashing at Hong Kong when the crew failed to notice that the autopilot was disconnected. 
Press Releases by ARINC
...ARINC Direct Offers RVSM Solutions for Large Segment of Business Jet Market —October 12, 2004
ARINC Direct Expands Service in Scottsdale to Meet Overnight Maintenance Demand —October 11, 2004
ARINC and AeroMech Offer New RVSM Package for Beechjet 400/Mitsubishi 300 —October 11, 2004
Business Jets Sign to Use Coded Departure Routes; New FAA Service Available on ARINC Direct
—October 11, 2004
FAA Awards DAS Authorization to ARINC Facility; Will Reduce Downtime for Avionics Modifications
—October 11, 2004
ARINC and AeroMech Offering Complete RVSM Solution for the Cessna 650 —October 11, 2004
Aviation Today - First Choice of Aviation Insiders Worldwide
...Airlines Evaluating 'Mobile Skycap' To Boost Load Factors, Revenues
Untitled Document Hawaiian Airlines is the launch carrier for a first-of-a-kind mobile skycap service that aims to sign up other airlines that want to boost load factors by offering passenger conveniences. In essence, a passenger pays an extra $30 to have luggage picked up at home prior to leaving for the airport, and a boarding pass is issued at that time. But the service is free for first-class flying, and this could help struggling legacy carriers recapture the higher-revenue portion of their business. ...
Order: Responsibility For Correct Maintenance Cannot Be Delegated
50-seat Regional Jet Values Weaken
Regionals Get Larger Piece Of United's New Routes...
Aviation Experienced Electrical Systems Integrator
Boeing Business Jets: The Ultimate Business Jet
...... Boeing Business Jets Momentum Continues With Five New Commitments for Orders
Bombardier / Aerospace
Bombardier Global 5000 Wins U.S. FAA Approval...
Bombardier Global 5000 Captures Speed Record Flying Dublin-Las Vegas Nonstop At Mach 0.85...
Bombardier Announces Improved AOG Spare Parts Service ...
Bombardier Expands Service Network, Begins 24/7 Service Operations ...
Bombardier Enhanced Vision System Testing Underway; On Schedule For First-Quarter 2005 Certification...
Bombardier Aerospace Introduces Special Edition Learjet 60 Business Jet ...
Bombardier Aerospace Launches Learjet 40 XR High-Performance Light Jet ...
Bombardier Learjet 45 Family Approved To Fly Into London City ...
Bombardier Signs Air New Zealand For 17 Q300 Turboprops ...
 
Welcome to the British Gliding Association
British teams for 2005 World and European championships
28th September 2004 UK Team Ranked No 1 in World
News | Events | Latest Press Releases
CMC Electronics SureSight® Enhanced Vision System Sensor On Track For Transport Canada Appliance Type Approval...
CMC Electronics Launches New Flight Management System Pilatus Is Launch Customer For First OEM FMS On PC-21 Trainer ...
CMC Electronics Announces First Bizjet Sale Of Its New PilotView™ Electronic Flight Bag to Mid-Canada Mod Center Client...
CMC Electronics PilotView™ EFB Bridges The Gap Between Low-End Off-The-Shelf PC Tablets and High-End Class 3 Systems...
CMC Electronics SureSight® Enhanced Vision System (EVS) Sensor Selected by Rockwell Collins For Dassault Business Jet Fleet...
CMC Electronics SureSight® Sensor Selected by Rockwell Collins for Boeing Business Jets Enhanced Vision System (EVS)...
CMC Electronics Announces Bizjet Sale Of Its New PilotView™ Electronic Flight Bag to Execaire...
 
Socata
EADS Socata in 2004
Tarbes, October 2004...
TBM 700C for the Aero Medical Industry
Las Vegas NBAA, October 12, 2004...
TBM Owner Convention Held in Santa Fe
Pembroke Pines, September 27, 2004...
TBM 700 Introduced in South Africa
Tarbes, September 26, 2004...
Langkawki Aerospace Training Centre Orders 4 Tobago GT Aircraft
Tarbes, September 21, 2004
IntReports
.Slot Allocations at Community Airports - - IR n° 509
News atFast Helicopters
...LILLE FLY-OUT 23-24th October 2004...
 
FLIGHT TRAINING EUROPE---- Latest News
FREE Pilot Selection Tests
Flight Training Europe is pleased to announce that all Pilot Selection Tests for the remainder of 2004 will be free of charge, so why don't you come down to Jerez and take full advantage of this g...
Gulfstream : News and Events
CLASSIC BUSINESS-JET MANUFACTURER GULFSTREAM IS FIRST TO OFFER IN-FLIGHT ULTRA HIGH-SPEED INTERNET CONNECTIONS
FAA Supplemental Type Certificate Brings Internet Service to In-Flight Passengers Onboard Large-Cabin Gulfstream
Oct 11 , 2004
Gulfstream Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), is the first classic business-jet manufacturer to offer ultra-high-speed Internet connection capability during flight. ...
10/11/2004... Gulfstream Reduces Prices on 2,700 Additional Parts ...
10/11/2004... Gulfstream Moves Spare Parts into Teterboro, improving Customer Accessibility in 10-state Region ...
10/11/2004... Gulfstream Takes Mockup of New G150 Business Jet on the Road...
10/11/2004... Gulfstream G450 Flight Testing Determines Improved Range Performance
L-3 Avionics System - News
L-3 Avionics Systems and AVCON Team for RVSM Autopilot Support...
L-3 Introduces New WAAS-GPS Powered LandMarkTM TAWS...
L-3 Avionics Systems GH-3100 to be Standard Aboard New Piaggio Cockpit...
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As the Air Force’s most highly decorated officer, Col. Day will recount the exciting adventures of his career in the Air Force, along with some of his current endeavors today. ...
 

 
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Cockpit Concepts: October 15, 2004
 


Automation Logic.
Automation continues to creep into our cockpits. While the research community has done significant work on flight crew interface with automation, I believe the industry has a long way to go in dealing with this pilot/system relationship. We have all heard at least one war story regarding the question, "What is it doing now?" as the autopilot does something unexpected. However, the primary focus of my concern lies not in the understanding of "what" the automation is doing but rather in the pilot's understanding of "why" it is doing it.

One of the roots of automation is the Flight Director, an instrument capable of guiding the pilot down an ILS. If all the indicators were centered, the ILS approach could be flown flawlessly. But, if there were a deviation off either the LOC or GS and the pilot did not catch it instantly, then a series of S-turns or vertical S's might ensue with the pilot "behind" the aircraft attempting to follow the Flight Director. The closer to DH, the more likely maneuvering would be necessary. The veteran pilot would realize that he would have to disregard the FD and make his own corrections to get back on course. He would make this decision because he understood the logic and capabilities of the FD.

Today's automated aircraft are so complex that training departments typically do not take time to fully explain the logic of "why" the automation is doing all that it does. And, once again, we have the situation where everything is fine as long as the indicators are "centered." But in the rare moments when there is deviation, for whatever reason, the pilot is left to his own resources to attempt to work through the automation to "catch up," and this is when problems arise. The pilot's resources are only as good as the training he has received and his lessons learned from related experiences. If neither can provide response guidance, then the pilot's only choice is to resort to "Trial and Error," an unsatisfactory outcome that I believe has NO place in today's cockpit. "Hangar Flying," such as what occurs here at Aviation.Org, can help fill that void.

 

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